Permanent Basement Waterproofing and Repair Requires a Skilled Professional
There is an entire industry built around securing your home from unwanted water entry. The DIY basement waterproofing business pulls in tons of money each year telling consumers how easy it is to fix problems around their home with simple applications. Something that isn’t always as easy as it sounds.
But there’s something they don’t always advertise: many of the solutions targeted directly to consumers act only on a completely temporary basis. They are not designed as an applicable, permanent remediation.
That’s because simply applying something like waterproof paint to a basement wall will not stop the problem completely, especially when the actual problem exists somewhere out of reach, deep in the water table, and requires a professional service.
Further, by simply applying waterproof paint to a problem that isn’t directly related to water seepage, over time, the paint will begin to separate in what is called effervescence. It will bubble and boil and turn powdery and scaly. Then, as it continues to codify, it will fall off, leaving water to find its way right back in to your home.
Then there’s the misconception that you can simply apply poured concrete around the base of your walls to stop water from rising up through it, or to stop ground water seepage. This rarely works because bonding concrete to concrete (especially when a water problem already exists) will not create a water tight barrier.
Hydrostatic pressure will eventually force itself through the concrete, and shortly after all of your effort, your water problem will return. Leaving you right were you began, and at no fault of your own.
It can be tiresome and stressful if you experience a DIY project that fails. But there comes a time for every homeowner, when if having a dry basement is something that they want, they will achieve it. But in most, if not all cases, to do so means it’s time to call a professional, and have it done right the first time. With no product failure.
In the end, we’re not saying that things like waterproof paint and poured concrete aren’t great ways of temporarily curbing unwanted water. What we are saying, however, is that if you want proper basement waterproofing, foundation repair, and crawlspace repair, you need to call a professional. Bottom line.
For more information on the services that we can offer your Nebraska home, contact us to discuss your options.